Convenient Multi-Channel Sound in the Home
Multi-channel audio content is becoming more common, and the number of channels used is increasing, from 5 .1 up to 7.1 and beyond. In a dedicated listening room, this is no problem. In a real home, however, installing the required number of speakers is a significant problem. This paper reviews how these problems have been addressed in the past, then examines and contrasts two more recent solutions: virtual surround sound over two speakers, and the use ofa phased array speaker (sound projector) for beamforming.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.